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Having clearly defined goals and outcomes for your presentation will clarify your expectations, will make it easier for you to check for understanding and competency achieved by your participants, and will help the participants stay focused and engaged. It will also help participants as they carry their new skills/knowledge back to their campuses to put into practice.
Consider writing outcomes that span the full range of cognitive processes, as described in Bloom's Revised Taxonomy (Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating, Creating).
What are the goals of your presentation?
What specific skills and/or knowledge will and the participants gain from their experience?
Will they have some tangible evidence of their time with you?
Consider using the following phrases as prompts when writing your learning outcomes.
- Participants will understand the concepts of ….
- Participants will gain knowledge of best practices regarding ….
- Participants will practice specific skills of….
- Participants will leave with tangible resources for future reference, including: …
- Participants will be able to apply knowledge and skills to …
- Participants will use case studies to evaluate…
- Participants will create…
- Participants will evaluate the strengths and challenges of…
The more substantive your learning outcomes are, the easier it is for the reviewers to evaluate the quality of your program.